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A Black and White Colobus Monkey From Kibale National Park, Uganda

A Black and White Colobus Monkey From Kibale National Park, Uganda

 
 

My Research

At the most general level, my research uses experimental and observational approaches to determine how plant communities influence animals (population regulation, determinants of group size) and how animals influence their environment (herbivory, seed dispersal, community restoration). This research has often been developed to permit direct application to conservation. Much of my research has focused on primates, as they are a group of animals that often permit detailed observations of behavior and ecology. I have conducted fieldwork in Canada, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Mexico, and now have established a long-term research program in Kibale National Park, Uganda.

Currently, my personal research focuses on three themes:

  • Determinants of Animal Abundance: Nutrition, Stress, and Disease
  • Tropical Tree Dispersal, Regeneration, and Diversity
  • Determinants of Animal Group Size and Social Organization
 
Students and Chapman Field Assistants